Classical Mythology/Contemporary Art Endgame Part 1: Remaining Topics/Art Works

Now the dust has settled on my experimental class on Classical Mythology/Contemporary Art, I want to make 2 final posts on this topic before moving onto the topic of  my next project as part of an Ancient Philosophy course this coming semester (watch this space). This post will merely list the topics and art works that were the basis of student presentations in the class. The following post will offer a selection of comments, quoted from the students’ final papers. In these papers I asked the students to summarize their discussions of the four art works they had presented on during the course, then to compare those four art works, ending with a general response to the themes of the course overall.

But for now, here is a list of the remaining topics and art works presented on in the class:

History & Fiction

Hans Haacke GERMANIA, 1993  
Akram Zaatari This Day, 2003
Dieter Roth Solo Scenes, 1997-8
Pierre Hughe The Third Memory, 2000
Pawel Althamer Brodno 2000, 2000
On Kawara Pure Consciousness, 1998-present
Alfredo Jaar The Sound of Silence, 2006
Renee Green Partially Buried in Three Parts, 1996
Stan Douglas Hors-champs, 1992
Fred Wilson Mining the Museum, 1992-1993
Strange Spaces & Loaded Landscapes
Miroslaw Balka How It Is, 2009
Ayse Erkmen Sculptures on Air, 1997
Renata Lucas Crossing, 2003
Gregor Schneider Totes Haus u r, 2001
Thomas Demand Bathroom, 1997
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster Beaches, 2001
Allan Sekula Fish Story, 1988-1995
Rachel Whiteread Ghost, 1993
Ceal Floyer Door, 1995
Martin Kippenberger METRO-Net Station, Dawson City, 1995
Sex, Desire & Pleasure
John Currin Girl in Bed, 1993
Pipilotti Rist Sip My Ocean, 1996
Nathalie Djurberg Tiger Licking Girl’s Butt, 2004
Jenny Holzer Lustmord, 1993
Mike Kelley More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid, 1987
Cerith Wyn Evans and Throbbing Gristle A=P=P=A=R=I=T=I=O=N, 2008
Jeff Koons Rabbit, 1986
Monica Bonvicini I Believe in the Skin of Things as in That of Woman, 1999
the land Foundation the land, 1998-present
Sharon Hayes Everything Else Has Failed! Don’t You Think It’s Time For Love?, 2007
Conflicted Identities  
Harun Farocki I Thought I Was Seeing Convicts, 2000
Artur Zmijewski Democricies, 2009
Jimmie Durham Self-Portrait, 1987
Leigh Bowery Untitled (d’Offay performance), 1988
Yinka Shonibare How Does a Girl Like You Get To Be a Girl Like You?, 1995
Charles Ray Fall ’91, 1992
David Hammons Concerto in Black and Blue, 2002
Barbara Kruger Untitled (Your body is a battleground), 1989
 Lorna Simpson Guarded Conditions, 1989
Shirin Neshat Turbulent, 1998

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